2021 London marathon to draw record attendance

Written By: Bernard Okumu

Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei cuts the tape to win 2020 London Marathon women's race.Organizers are targeting a record attendance at this year's race in October.

 

London Marathon organizers say they are optimistic a record 50,000 runners will be able to take part in this year’s event set to be held on the 3rd of  October.

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The 2020 race involved only elite athletes running a specially designed closed-loop course because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Event director Hugh Brasher said he hoped the vaccination program would allow amateur runners to participate.

The United Kingdom government is aiming to offer every adult in the UK a vaccine by autumn.

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A record 42,906 took part in the 2019 event which also attracted about 750,000 spectators.

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For the second year in a row, the race has been moved from its traditional April date.

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Ethiopia’s Ashura Kitata won the men’s race in 2020  while Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei defended her title

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